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[puhft-uhp] /ˈpʌftˈʌp/
feeling self-important; arrogant; pompous.
swollen; puffy. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Wounded, bleeding, swollen with puffed-up sores, hope for no repose.

    The Bird Jules Michelet
  • And that puffed-up humbug Atkins blowin' about his Christianity and all!

    Cy Whittaker's Place Joseph C. Lincoln
  • And yet she was never conceited or puffed-up, as some good-looking and accomplished people are apt to be.

    The Sleeping Beauty C. S. Evans
  • Alas for Jack and his puffed-up pride which was doomed to a sudden fall!

    Blackbeard: Buccaneer Ralph D. Paine
  • He had the puffed-up air of a rich man knowing his own importance.

  • "I am afraid you will be some puffed-up youngsters in the morning," he said.

    Grand-Daddy Whiskers, M.D. Nellie M. Leonard
  • He wanted very much to tell Raymond that he was a little grouch and Weir that he looked like a puffed-up toad.

    The Young Pitcher Zane Grey
  • He was not afraid to defy the Rabbis, the learned, and the puffed-up.

    Carmen Ariza Charles Francis Stocking
  • "I like those ambitious girls who are not puffed-up with vanity," she said to Mr. Steele.

    Helen Grant's Schooldays Amanda M. Douglas

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